Incident Summary:

04/19/2017: An explosive device detonated targeting a Eurobank office in Athens, Greece. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Group of Popular Fighters claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also attributed the incident to the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.

GTD ID:
201704190039

When:
2017-04-19

Country:
Greece

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Attica

City:
Athens

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Athens neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Eurobank
Specific Description Bank
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device planted in a backpack was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire No
Group of Popular Fighters Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Anti-establishment group claims ministry, bank attacks," EKathimerini.com, May 30, 2017."
"Greek Urban Guerrilla Group Claims Responsibility for Eurobank Attack," New York Times, May 30, 2017."
"Athens - Greek bank damaged in bomb attack," AFP (North European Service), April 19, 2017."